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April 2023 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases
April is a smaller line-up for both distributors, we have more 2022 releases including Aoashi and Ya Boy Kongming! – but… we have Gunbuster too.
Gunbusters 2 : Diebusters
I had not watched the original Gunbsuters when I jumped into Gunbusters 2. Do you think it affected my experience?
The Only 100 Anime You Need To Watch
100 Anime Recommendations These are the only 100 anime you need to see! Some of the old.. some of the new, I’m sure there are dozens that are perfect…
CONventional Sunday (Otakon 2022 in review)
Hey, long time no talk, It’s Jecka with our adventures in Otakon 2022! A bit out of order since this actually happened a week before CRX, bu...
One Piece, One Pound Gospel, Cross Game, Dragon Ball Z, Maison Ikkoku
Review: MARIONETTE GENERATION
Sometimes a character designer can successfully make the leap from animation to manga. Today is an example of a beloved old-school designer...
Anime Herald Guest article: Gunbuster
If you're a Patreon supporter of Anime Herald , you might have noticed that I recently wrote an article for them about how shojo was a maj...
Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 April 2022: Gunbuster Influences, Marriage Equality Film Festival, and Nintendo Labor Complaint
AniFem Round-Up 2022 Spring Premiere Digest All of this season’s premieres, listed with content warnings. Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 16-23 The classic shoujo retrospective…
Exploring Gunbuster’s Roots in Shojo
Many anime fans are familiar with Gunbuster, and with good reason. Not only was this OVA the directorial debut of one Hideaki Anno, the man who would go
Anime Cult Classics: 15 Anime Series Lacking a Broad Audience Appeal
It is easy to forget sometimes that anime in and of itself is an art form, and art is an explosion! I mean, art is expression, and experimentation,…
The Heike Story, The Tatami Galaxy, From the New World, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Ranking of Kings
Type: Ender’s Game? Synopsis: I mean, Ender’s Game came out in 1985. Gunbuster came out in 1988. BUT, the Japanese translation arrived in 1987, so Gunbuster was probably…
More Than A Coincidence: Notes on Xardion and Gunbuster
Stephen revisits Xardion to talk a bit about its similarities with an earlier Gainax project, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster.
ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujin
13 Old School Anime Worth Remembering (and Watching)
There are a lot of feelings about modern anime, but it is a medium that has never been larger and more widely available. We are also entirely spoiled…
Rose of Versailles, Dear Brother, Escaflowne, Gunbuster, Lupin III
Predecast Episode 04: Boobs in Space!
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This Thursday: The return of Anime Nostalgia's Pen Pal Mailers!
Some of you might remember that last year, I used the fanart sketch cards I did for the #sixfanarts challenge on Twitter to make "Pen Pal Ma...
Aggretsuko, Golgo 13: The Professional, Golgo 13, Gunbuster, Lupin III
Episode 716: Gunbuster Will Be Dispatched
This week on Anime Pulse we got one less reason to visit Japan, invaders attempting to take over an Isekai, and super hype for future FGO events. Up…
Risk vs. Reward: Otakon 2021
2021 was the first year where I questioned whether going to Otakon was a good idea. It’s long been my favorite anime convention, but the ongoing threat of…
Animecast: Sony Ate My Crunchyroll
The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…
86: Eighty Six Anime Review 65/100
War stories with giant robots and a dash of racism are pretty common in anime. You have everything from classics like Code Geass, Gundam and Gurenn Lagann (depending…
Spinning Another Destiny: SMP Alternative Destiny Gunbuster
First revealed during the SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] rebranding launch, Bandai Candy/Shokugan has finally opened solicitations for the first kit in the SMP Alternative Destiny line. To recall,…
From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo
Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Tokimeki Memorial, Clannad, Gunbuster, Lupin III
Gunbuster Review [Collaboration with Ashley from The Review Heap]
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The rise of sight, the fall of sound
Perhaps we don’t often think on the settings in which people watched older TV anime. But quite basic facets of TV’s nature have changed through the decades, in…
Watching Anime As A Feminist
It’s Women’s History Month and since yesterday at the time of posting was International Women’s Day, I figured I’d write a little something for the occasion that’s bee…
Bakemonogatari, Fire Force, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, Gunbuster
End of February Update 3/1/21
Manga Love and Gunbuster. That was the extent of my February.
Gunbuster 2: Over the Top!!! || V-Day Special Review
Nono gambles everything on following Lal’C to the very top of the world–and whatever lies beyond.
Gunbuster 2: Diebuster
In this review of Gunbuster 2, also known as Diebuster, I compare this 20th-anniversary anime to Gainax's original hit series.
Gunbuster: Aim for the Top!!! || Review
Two girls bravely dare to cross the blank abysses of space and time to save the ones they love.
The V-Day Sci-Fi Special Returns for 2021!
The Legendary Mecha Anime returns to the big screen. Let’s try this again.
Gunbuster is Gainax's first hit anime. In this review of the series, I discuss my favorite sci-fi concepts it uses.
Gunbuster, Gurren Lagann, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gunbuster Renewal EX
Anime’s aspect ratios
Aspect ratios go unremarked, but few things can be more fundamental to an anime than its shape. To my knowledge, few things have been said on the topic.…
November 2020 Review (Gunbuster)
Well, last month we touched upon the debut of Studio Gainax, with The Wings of Honneamise kicking off their first decade of excellent scifi anime, going forward to…
EclecticDude's Anime Reviews 2.0
My 5 Favorite Anime Endings
It’s the end of 2020… nearly. For December, I’m taking another hiatus to do some fiction writing. While I wouldn’t call it a grand finale, given how rough…
Fullmetal Alchemist, Gunbuster, The Big O, Unico, Attack on Titan
Overscan in anime
Let’s talk about what happens in the bottom left corner of this shot from Gunbuster.
10 Ladies Who Defined Mecha Excellence… 80s Edition (Part 1)
Hey you pilot that giant robot like a girl! Once considered a “man’s job“, like several other jobs, the occupation of being a mecha pilot has over the…
Gunbuster, Macross, Mobile Police Patlabor, Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, Armored Trooper Votoms
Thoughts on Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
I recall a fan review of the old SF classic Gunbuster on a now-vanished website that described it as something that “has no business being this good.” While…
15 Anime Series With The Best Soundtracks Outside of the OP / ED
For some, animation is the most important thing to their enjoyment of an anime. For others, the plot is crucial for them. Yet, while likely not the most…
Gunbuster, Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, My Hero Academia, Samurai Champloo
Diebuster: An Unpredictable Reality
Remember last year when I did Anno August and I reviewed Gunbuster: The Movie? After such a long time, I’m taking a dip back into that universe to…
Gunbuster & Diebuster – Classics Transcending Generations
It’s funny to think that the very first work by Hideaki Anno I ever saw was Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster, or, Aim For the Top! Gunbuster and not…
Vote on What I Should Watch Next – Results
So, we have Black Lagoon as clear winner, with Gunbuster not miles behind but not close enough. Classics Akira and ‘much-harder-to-find’ Neo Tokyo got a bit of love,…
I have been researching Studio Graviton for a while, a small studio notable for its activities during the ‘80s, and I’ll articulate what I found in this post…
Cyborg 009, Dr. Slump, Girl from Phantasia, Gunbuster, Macross
Translation – New Anime Century – Year 5 of OVA Animage 1988/11
The post Translation – New Anime Century – Year 5 of OVA Animage 1988/11 appeared first on Full Frontal.
How Global is Anime?
Huge thanks to Sandra Annett for her time! DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free. I was not paid in any way to review this book.…
Dance in the Vampire Bund, Sailor Moon, Sound! Euphonium, Mitsudomoe, Outbreak Company
Diebuster – A Sequel to a Finished Story Done Right
In 1988-1989, Studio Gainax released Gunbuster, which was the directorial debut of a certain key animator named Hideaki Anno. Gunbuster was a new, inventive sci-fi OVA which broke…
Notes on Animation Quality in Anime
I had a rare chance in 2017 to meet Hiromi Matsushita, one of Minky Momo’s most prominent animators. Matsushita is still active in the industry, and when I…
Vampire Wars, Akira, Tomorrow's Joe, Gunbuster, Samurai Giants
The Backlog: A Year (or Two) in Review
This one's about the time we spent together.
It Takes Two: Sacrifice, People in Gunbuster, Diebuster
Gunbuster is important to me. It is a part of who I am. The cosmic heroism of Noriko Takaya and Yukiko Amano is a thing engraved into me.…
Episode 7: Gunbuster & Diebuster / Part 2
Warui Deshou returns with the belated second part of the Gunbuster & Diebuster cast! We return with more in depth discussion of contentious scenes and issues within the…
#3 - "I'm Gonna Bust a Gun" - A Discussion of GunBuster (1988)
[This episode was recorded on April 2nd 2017] In this episode of Borderline Podcasts, Austin, Ryan, Sully, and Bill discuss the 1988 OVA from Gainax and Hideaki Anno, GunBuster!…
Editorial: My Top 5 Favourite Anime directors (that aren’t Hayao Miyazaki)
In the history of anime the director who is certainly the most famous and revered in the Western hemisphere is Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke). He has made quite…
Evidence #24: A-ni-me: The Berkeley Journal of Japanese Animation (Vol.1, Issue.1, 1990)
Download File HERE!! (Total Size: 158 mb) Well, now that Animazement has come and gone, I do have a gem that I…